House of the Week: $5.4 million for a custom home in Leaside with a half-tonne fireplace
The 3,700-square-foot property also comes with American walnut all over, 21-foot ceilings, multiple decks and a sauna
Previously sold for: $1,059,501 in 2013
Size: 3,700 square feet plus a 1,800-square-foot basement
Real estate agents: Steven Green, Royal LePage
A custom-built four-plus-one-bedroom, six-bathroom detached in Leaside. Nestled on a quiet corner, the two-storey home has wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows, a giant finished basement and a separate garage out back. It overlooks Sunnybrook Park and is steps from the future Eglinton Crosstown as well as a short drive from Bayview and the DVP.
In 2013, the current owners bought the old red-brick that once stood on this property and replaced it with a contemporary build. As part of the $2.5-million project, they added hardwood stairs, Belgian aluminum windows and stone counters. They’re now downsizing to save money.
The façade takes cues from both 1960s modernism and postmodernism.
Here’s the foyer. That built-in bench is made from American walnut.
The foyer leads to a striking open-concept space with 21-foot ceilings and wall-to-wall windows.
In the kitchen: an 11-foot quartzite island and seemingly endless storage.
Next to the kitchen is this dining area. Its herringbone floors are engineered white oak.
And just beyond the dining area is the family area. The wood-burning fireplace is equipped with a guillotine door and a single-slab granite surround that weighs nearly half a tonne.
This 200-square-foot private office is just down the hall.
The huge mudroom, which connects to the side of the home, has wall-to-wall built-in walnut storage.
This is the second-floor landing.
Now the main bedroom, which comes with a 50-square-foot balcony.
The walk-in closet is made of—you guessed it—more American walnut.
Here’s the ensuite bathroom, with marble counters, a long glass shower and a soaker tub featuring a view of Leaside.
The secondary bedroom also walks out to a deck.
It has an ensuite bathroom too.
This unused space could be turned into another bedroom, an office or a library.
Moving to the basement reveals the second family room.
There’s an additional bedroom down here with its own ensuite
And behold the spa-style sauna.
Guests can conveniently hop into this adjoining shower post-shvitz.
Next to the sauna, there’s a 150-square-foot fitness room.
And don’t forget the basement powder room.
The backyard can be accessed via the kitchen and comes with a covered patio.
Its flagstone pathway leads to the detached garage.
Finally, a look at the garage and rear of the home from the street.
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